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The Giant Beastcast: Episode 08

EA shows off its wares once more and we have some updated impressions. Confused about NY and NJ sports teams? No? Confused about songs that play after a hockey goal? Yes? Why are we talking about Gundam again? Lastly and with heavy hearts, we celebrate the life of Satoru Iwata and what he has meant to us, the industry, and anyone that enjoys video games.

The Giant Bomb East team gathers to talk about the week in video games, their lives, and basically anything that interests them. All from New York City!

Jul. 17 2015

Posted by: Vinny

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WOO!

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I love these early posts.

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Edited By Y2Ken

Clip on those ties, y'all, it's time for a Beastcast!

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Just in time for work you beautiful bastards!

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Oh Ambassador Vinny with this extra podcast you are really spoiling us

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I've been catching up and you guys are great, fun to get some thoughts, opinions and the hilarity (and contradiction) that ensues from the beast.

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@y2ken said:

Clip on those ties, y'all, it's time for a Beastcast!

This is the Beastcast! It's a full double windsor!

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BEASTCAST! Love how this is posted at around 6am

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Rockets! Leagues!

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Don Mattrick was so boring.

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Finally, an anime podcast.

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So is the seat actually meant to have someone other than Jeff, or is it literally a chair that spins in a circle?

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Awesome.

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So is the seat actually meant to have someone other than Jeff, or is it literally a chair that spins in a circle?

Jeff B pukes at the end of every podcast.

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The best new way to kick off a Friday!

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@noah_duncanson: It's a rotating chair; Jeff rotates in and out of it every week.

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My beasties!

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Whoa oh oh, whoa oh oh, hey! hey! hey hey hey!

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To piggyback on the New York sports team talk, there's also a second soccer team here now with the New York City FC, who play in Yankee Stadium. And Alex asked about any D-League teams and just last year, we got one of those too with the Westchester Knicks, who play in the county center in White Plains.

Hope this helps your notes, Vinny!

And can I say that I absolutely love that there was an extended conversation on this podcast about hockey goal songs? This is the best show.

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With respect to that Need for Speed movie discussion, it's worth noting that when we went to watch Furious 7 (at an actual cinema, no less, which is crazy for me) my friend asked the cashier for tickets to Need for Speed and I had to correct him. Plus I've definitely said the wrong one in conversation multiple times, or forgotten that Aaron Paul wasn't involved in F&F at some point but a separate franchise.

Whether "brand confusion" is enough to warrant a full sequel, though, is another question.

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I like how Alex always worries about playing too much of licensed songs when 8-4 play uses several full songs in each episode.

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Loved the Iwata discussion.

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@chicken008: yah, who listens to the 8-4 play anyway? They aren't a proud CBS product like the Giant Beastcast.

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EVO pools and Beastcast. I'm good to go!

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Am I the only one wishing for Jeff to be a main stay on the Beastcast?

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@cosmokramer: Haha, I also felt bad that he forever is dubbed to sit in the "rotating chair". I love that is he always on!

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Am I the only one wishing for Jeff to be a main stay on the Beastcast?

No. Jeff is a pretty dope guy. Back when GB was looking for someone I was kind of hoping they would just hire him. Also if you want to here more of him he does his own podcast called The 404.

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Hey Alex the Dallas Stars have a metal version of the goal songs.

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Squirtle!

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Oh god the Rocket League excuses are strong!

Focus on what you're doing and less on what your teammates aren't doing and you guys will start performing better.

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I assume the Ice Hockey songs all sound the same because they're trying to evoke the Gary Glitter song without using it - because he's a multiple-times convicted paedophile. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gary_Glitter

It was strange being into US sports as a UK person in that period when Glitter's stuff was taboo here but played at sporting events on TV.

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Can we make anime on the Beastcast what wrestling is to the Giant Bombcast? Because I couldn't care less about wrestling but I love me some anime.

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An example of a good season pass is The Witcher 3. It's clearly outlined what you get, and the base game is good enough that you don't feel like you lost out on content.

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Burnout 2!, Big Surf with the Super Car, enough said.

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Hold on to your baseball caps for a ton of sportstalk.

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Doing the NY sports segment, you guys forgot NYFC.

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Love working at home on Fridays when it works out like this; Beastcast straight into UPF

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This is the second podcast in a row that had almost a whole section dedicated to talking about a new or upcoming anime. Last week was DBS and this week is Gundam. I'm loving it. Thank you Austin.

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Reactionary vs proactive was a good point by Jeff. That's a way all video game design is headed (to a degree) since throwing more money at things is suffering from bad return on investment.

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Alright if I see fucking NHL in the description again I'm just going to skip that week, because that was fucking terrible. I literally stopped listening after what felt like a damn lifetime trapped listening hockey hell.

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Hahaha man it feels weird to be the guy that sent them the screenshot of the weird RSS formatting. The fact that there was any discussion of it at all is odd to hear

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I love the Gundam talk from Austin and Vinny.

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@cosmokramer: I like him a lot on here but I would like the rotating guest thing to actually come to fruition.

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Suggested word play episode title for this week: "Mobile Podcast Gibom: 08th G-Beast Team"

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I also have that overwhelming urge to own every part of a game I enjoy... OH, GOD, I'M @ALEX...

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New Gundam series actually looks like the best they have done in a long time. Just the animation alone is already better than a lot of anime out other than maybe the Unicorn series, but that took almost a year to make each episode.

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I love Vinny, Alex, Austin, and Perpetually Rotating Fourth Chair Jeff.

I love the Beastcast.